Podcast with Grace Potter, who brings her band, The Nocturnals, to Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre on Thursday
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have for years been part of the Southwest Virginia live music scene. With Potter’s explosive voice in front of a wall of rock, pop, soul, blues and psychedelia, the band that first came to the valleys in 2005, to play Blacksburg’s Steppin’ Out, has seen its profile consistently rise.
The band has headlined at Jefferson Center in Roanoke and FloydFest, and it opened for the Avett Brothers in 2010 at Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.
A decade after its formation, the band has touring dates that include the Ryman Auditorium, in Nashville, Tenn., Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, in Charleston, S.C., and New York City’s Beacon Theatre. Closer to Roanoke, the band has sold out two of three scheduled dates at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, D.C.
Potter brings her band, The Nocturnals, to Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre on Thursday. Rayland Baxter opens the show. Read the full story in Sunday’s Extra section. Streaming music on this podcast — the title cut from her latest album, “The Lion The Beast The Beat,” “The Divide.”